Today, western governments and their allies have shown that they are willing to wage war anywhere and for anything in order to achieve their geopolitical objectives.
Beneath the veneer of humanitarianism, the United States, Britain and their allies are no less sociopathic than the enemies they propose to ‘hunt down’ and eliminate.
Surely one might expect to see some expression of outrage and condemnation from George Galloway's fellow-MPs, after he was savagely attacked by a Zionist fnanatic?
The US is now bombing ISIS, an organization that it once helped to fight Assad, in a new war that may well require Assad’s assistance.
The Israeli government appears to have gone beyond its previous policy of keeping Gaza on the brink of collapse and adopted a policy aimed at unmaking Palestinian society in Gaza.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination 100 years ago led to world war. Could the shooting down of flight MH17 do the same today?
Israel's ultimate target is not Hamas, says Matt Carr, but the dreams of the Palestinian people and the prospect of peace with real justice.
Netanyahu likes nothing better than a self-righteous act of retributive violence against Palestinians, and he will lose no opportunity to kick the possibility of peace into the long grass.
Blair can't understand why the world doesn't admire him as much as he admires himself: in his public appearances he increasingly looks like a haunted and hunted man.
The natural desire of so many people to 'do something' about a horrible crime like this should not translate into simplistic and reductionist moral crusades that blind us to its deeper causes.
Today it's ISIS, but are we edging closer to the world that George Orwell satirised in
1984, of endless wars with a constantly shifting array of enemies and alliances.
Obama's 'destroy and degrade' policy is likely to add another chapter to the march of folly of the 21st century's forever wars, says Matt Carr.
This war will be decided not only by what the Palestinians do, but by the international solidarity that can be mobilized to break down the walls that keep Gazans imprisoned.
We’re always fighting them over there to stop them fighting us over here, even when those who are fighting us over here say that they’re doing it because we’re fighting over there.
They are fighting and dying because they want to breathe and become part of the world again and they will not go back to the siege.
Israel will continue killing Palestinians with impunity, safe in the knowledge that to much of the outside world, some lives will always matter more than others.
Be glad, says Matt Carr, that even in these dark times, a team of footballers has done something that is unselfish, splendid, and really quite noble.
Governments that engage in short-term 'games of thrones' sometimes find that the pieces they bring to the chessboard have a curious and unwanted ability to move by themselves.
By the end of World War II, the US and Britain were bombing Japanese and German cities to terrorize the people who lived in them and transmit a ‘message’ to the inhabitants of cities who had not been bombed.
The Palestinian people subject to military occupation, colonization and the forced dispossession of the territory they inhabit are not obliged to ‘recognize’ the existence of their occupiers.